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MADRE - Global women's rights 

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VIVA Girls Summer Challenge!

In honor of young women and girls leading in communities around the world, a generous supporter is matching every dollar given to MADRE, up to $50,000, until July 31!

We fund work to meet urgent needs in communities, enhance women's leadership and build strong local institutions.

We strengthen the skills of individuals and organizations to mobilize in communities, influence policies and sustain movements.

We mobilize our team of advocates and lawyers to train and accompany partners in shared campaigns for policy change.

We work with women leaders who protect and provide for communities facing war and disaster. Together, we build skills, strengthen local organizations, advance progressive movements, and advocate for rights.

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What we can learn from women

MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind shares what's possible when women come together — and how to look at those moments as lessons.

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Welcoming Our VIVA Girls Grantees

We recently put out our first ever Open Call for new grantees for VIVA Girls, our initiative to support girls' leadership worldwide. From Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean, we're excited to announce that we've selected 20 amazing organizations and community leaders!

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The climate crisis needs a feminist response, not a military one

In an opinion piece for Grist, Yifat shares how a feminist foreign policy and a feminist response centered around care can help change the trajectory of harm in combatting the climate crisis.

MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind speaks at TEDwomen

In this TED Talk, MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind presents a message that we need right now: think like a mother.